It’s that terrific time of year again

It starts when you walk in to Walmart one day and notice suddenly everything is green.  Aisle after aisle of all manner of orange and green.  That’s when I realize what time of year it is, and what’s coming next.  Summer, being a fairly long down-time, finally fades to make room for the green and …

It’s that terrible time of year again

It starts when you walk in to Walmart one day and notice suddenly everything is orange.  Aisle after aisle of all manner of orange and black.  That’s when I realize what time of year it is, and what’s coming next.  Halloween, being a totally bullshit holiday, makes for a short shopping season and quickly fades …

Lessons of a first time turkey fryer

24 hour brine – highly recommended 14 lb bird +12 people = no left overs 5 lbs of mashed potatoes isn’t very much There are no drippings from deep frying, which complicates gravy Cover during frying, or you’ll never hit the right temperature (350 degrees F) Get the bird to room temp before you drop …